In a move that will surprise no one, CBS has ordered three more seasons of their massively successful 3 camera sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The show, which is the top rated program on Thursday nights, will continue on CBS at least through the 2013-2014 season. Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady’s show about nerdy scientists trying to navigate the world of, well, anything non-science related, went from being popular, to very popular, to surpassing “Two and a Half Men” as a complete ratings juggernaut. Licensing fees for the show have shot to $4 Million per episode, which means that CBS would be smart to keep the show on the air for a very long time.
2010 was a big year for the show, in terms of ratings, syndication rights, and also awards, as cast member Jim Parsons took home an Emmy for his work on the sitcom. Aspiring writers take note: nerds aren’t going anywhere. Be prepared to slap a pair of glasses on your leading man. You’ll thank me later. (Deadline)